What’s for Dinner in Your House?

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With just three days before Thanksgiving, I couldn’t help but wonder what’s for dinner in your house? Do you have Thanksgiving at your house or somewhere else? 
We will be celebrating Thanksgiving at Donald’s aunt’s house. It’s where we’ve spent most of our Thanksgiving Days since we’ve been married.
The Carussos are a huge Italian family! I still don’t remember everyone’s name! But the fellowship is sweet and the food is plentiful!

The menu is something like this:

Cornbread Dressing
Oyster Dressing
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy (Yummy – LOTS OF GRAVY)
Squash Casserole
Vegetable Casserole
Corn Casserole
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Souffle
Green Beans
Potato Salad
Green Leaf Salad
Broccoli Salad
Fruit Salad
Cranberry Sauce
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie
German Chocolate Cake (Donald’s mom’s specialty!)
And a plethora of things I can’t even remember!

It’s amazing how much we can eat and the people we meet in one day! But while food seems to be the focus and unknown family members grow one step closer to knowing each other, a heart of gratitude should really be what this very American holiday should be all about!
So, as I contemplate this coming week and all the festivities that are bound to ensue, I couldn’t help but wonder who and what will be on your table?
I’d love for you to take a minute and share a bit of what Thanksgiving looks like in your world! I’d love for you to share what you’re thankful for!


  1. Years ago, we had to share Thanksgiving with both sides of our family. We ate twice. And some of the kids ate three meals as they would go to boyfriend/girlfriend's parents' home. It was a full day, in more ways than one!

    Since my parents share a heavenly set table for Thanksgiving and my husband's father is no longer on this earth and his mother is in a nursing home, we now have dinner at my brother's house.

    My sister who lives out of town is coming this year with her family. So everyone is bringing a ton of food. So far, I'm taking broccoli casserole, a special salad I make that is always requested, cranberry sauce/salad, and probably an undecided on dessert.

    Btw, I know some Carussos in Winnetka, IL. I wonder if they're any relation.

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Hi Lynn ~ It's funny how when our family dynamics change, so do many of our traditions. Sometimes it's so bittersweet!

    I'll check on the Carusso clan and see if there are any family members in Winnetka, IL. Wouldn't that be a smaller world than it already is! 🙂

    I hope you have a WONDER-ful Thanksgiving!

    Love you!
    Phil 3:7-14

  3. Our family dynamics have undergong a significant change over the past few years as well. We still haven't settled into a “regular” Thanksgiving style. We spend a few hours with daughter and son-in-law and grandgirls..afterwards some time with long-time friends or just a quiet time together. Any way we spend the day it is filled up with thanksgiving for what God has done for us. We are truly blessed. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Margaret ~ Isn't it strange when the family dynamics change and so does everything else! I know it's part of the journey but it makes me a bit sad sometimes.

    So thankful the God never changes! He is truly the same yesterday, today and forever!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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